All we really NEED is the latest version of the firmware ver 2.12.1) as a system image and the developer package. And we need tthese to be freely available without having to signup or login to the irex web site.
I'm still a big fan of the iliad and don' want to have to get another reader when this one works so well.
I did pick up a used one today online for $NZ70. I'm sure they thought it was useless now that irex have closed